Printmaking Without a Press - Beginner/All Levels (Online)

  • Tuesday, March 02, 2021
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021
  • 3 sessions
  • Tuesday, March 02, 2021, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (PST)
  • Tuesday, March 09, 2021, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (PST)
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (PDT)
  • Class Code PB030221CL
  • 4

Registration

  • $167 tuition + $30 Kit + $15 Shipping
  • Tuition: 128 + $30 Kit + $15 Shipping





    Registration closes Sunday, February 14th.

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**This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

Study with University of Washington Printmaking Professor Curt Labitzke. This exciting new class is designed for anyone interested in learning a variety of printmaking processes at home without a press using non-toxic, water-based materials. This is an all levels class, beginners encouraged!

Long before the printing press was invented artists and craft peoples have used direct printmaking techniques to express themselves and embellish their surroundings. In your own space you will learn how to use stencils, relief printing, rubbings, and direct transfer methods along with hand coloring and collage to create your own individual artworks.

No previous print or drawing experience is necessary. Students will be provided with a basic supply kit. This class will incorporate synchronous, live learning. Emphasis will be placed upon personal artistic development along with learning traditional craft skills and innovative contemporary drawing and print techniques. By the end of the third session each student should have several finished pieces suitable for framing. 

Supplies to have on hand at home, not included in the kit.

Students will need some basic supplies and anything they typically like to work with. These could include :

A rolling pin or dowel rod of sorts, sticks, textural surfaces to take rubbings from, watercolors, crayons, pencils, tape, glue stick, a variety of thin papers to include, typing copy paper, wrapping paper, magazines, newspapers, water spray bottle, water source/sink, paper towels/rags, thin work gloves, apron, and work clothes.

Details:

  • Registration for this class will close on Sunday, February 14th to allow adequate time to mail kits. Please verify your mailing address when registering.
  • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
  • A handout and Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to the start. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for this email.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply

Instructor Bio:

Curt Labitzke is an associate professor of printmaking at the University of Washington. His work is represented at the Island Gallery on Bainbridge Island and La Bottega dell Acquaforte Gallery in Laguna Beach, California.  Curt's work was included in the group of Seattle Regional Printmakers shows at Roby King Gallery in 2013 and 2014.  He has shown in galleries internationally in Italy, France, Chile and Mexico.

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